"He's so good in Seville that he does not even go to the Algarve on the days off." This is how André Silva is described from his innermost circle. The Portuguese and coastal region of Portugal is barely an hour and a half from the capital of Andalusia. André Silva, loaned by Milan to Sevilla with an optional purchase clause of 38 million euros, is surprising for his goals and his excellent adaptation to the club, the city and LaLiga. The deadline for executing the purchase clause that Sevilla has is June 15, 2019. The Andalusian team has already agreed on the salary that André Silva will charge if he decides to execute this option. "In Milan it was complicated", add the same sources. So much so, that when he was presented with the opportunity to sign for Sevilla last summer, he did not even think about it. The final push was given by his compatriot Carriço, a veteran already in Sevilla, where he arrived in 2013. The defender invited him to come and convinced him of how good the team's game was to his characteristics. Since arriving in Seville, Carriço has been his private cicerone. At the beginning, Carriço recommended him to live an urbanization very close to the sports city of Seville.
Then, he spoke to him about the particularities of an entity in which he has fitted perfectly. In Seville, the player lives with his brother and a cousin. She has a partner, but she lives outside the Andalusian capital. André Silva is very familiar. That is why he dedicated the two goals that he put to Madrid to his mother on his birthday. Of the Andalusian capital he only knows the cathedral. He spends his afternoons in his house, where he even has a basket because he likes to play basketball.
"André Silva did not want to stay. I wanted to go at all costs. Now he is making many goals. We did everything possible to make him stay, but he decided to leave, "said Gennaro Gatusso, Milan coach, when he was asked last weekend by the Sevilla player and his splendid moment of form. The escape from Milan has gone well for the striker. At least so far. The seven goals scored in LaLiga make him the top scorer, followed by Stuani, with six, and Messi and Aspas, with five.
The causes of this good performance are explained in the club from a double perspective. "The first thing that has surprised us is his maturity. It is a head of a 40-year-old man in a 22-inch body, it is claimed. The second aspect is related to his ability to play and participate in the team's game. "He is not a finisher. Play and play, "they say. In that ability to associate highlights the role that Silva is playing as auctioneer of the passes of Jesus Navas. Of the seven goals scored by LaLiga, in four the intervention of the winger was decisive for the Portuguese to score. Andre Silva scored three goals against Rayo, one against Levante, two against Madrid and another against Eibar.
"Jesus Navas has surprised me a lot. It runs a lot and never stops. Do not get tired, "Silva said in an interview with the official media of Sevilla. With the number 12 on the back, the same number that Kanouté wore during his time at Sevilla, the Portuguese performance equals the goals of the African scorer in his second year at the Andalusian club, when he also scored seven goals in the first seven games. of League. In Krasnodar, where Sevilla faces on Thursday in the Europa League the second classified of the Russian League (21.00 hours, Movistar Champions League), André Silva wants to premiere in Europe.